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Risk measure pricing and hedging in incomplete markets

  • Mingxin Xu

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This article attempts to extend the complete market option pricing theory to incomplete markets. Instead of eliminating the risk by a perfect hedging portfolio, partial hedging will be adopted and some residual risk at expiration will be tolerated. The risk measure (or risk indifference) prices charged for buying or selling an option are associated to the capital required for dynamic hedging so that the risk exposure will not increase. The associated optimal hedging portfolio is decided by minimizing a convex measure of risk. We will give the definition of risk-efficient options and confirm that options evaluated by risk measure pricing rules are indeed risk-efficient. Relationships to utility indifference pricing and pricing by valuation and stress measures proposed in Carr et al. (2001) will be discussed. Examples using shortfall risk measure and average VaR will be discussed.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Annals of Finance.

Volume (Year): 2 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 51-71

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